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Re: Ever-growing store with --gc-keep-outputs?

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Ever-growing store with --gc-keep-outputs?
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:57:06 +0200
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> If, say, “coreutils” is live, then the corresponding “coreutils.drv”
> will be considered live as well when you pass --gc-keep-derivations.

Is the .drv live forever then?  Even when all the corresponding outputs have
been deleted from all profiles / generations?

What's the point of keeping a .drv that cannot be traced back to a GC root?

Pierre Neidhardt

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